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Canberra's Sustainable House
Date:
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Nick Mayo
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
Canberra’s Sustainable House has a clear vision to showcase the worlds best in sustainability technologies and lifestyle. Sharing innovation, providing inspiration and delivering education to the Canberra and surrounding regions and the wider global community. Nick will showcase his Sustainable House located in Ainslie, and provide tips and ideas for all of us interested in sustainability at home. For more information see his website at http://www.canberrassustainablehouse.com.au/
Paul Hawken - The Necessary Transformation in a Rapidly Changing World
Date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:00 to 13:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Paul Hawkin
Venue:
Z-Block Auditorium, Z-411, QUT
Synopsis:
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. His work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impoact of commerce on living systems, consulting with heads fo state and CEOs on economic develpment, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He authors articles, peer-reviewed papers, and has written seven bookisn including four national bestsellers The Next Economy, Growing a Business and The Ecology of Commerce and Blessed Unrest.
Qld Environmental Student Awards Night
Date:
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 17:00 to 23:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
SEQ university thesis students
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
The 12th Annual Environmental Student Awards Night is being held at Engineering House in Brisbane this year on Monday 31st October 2011.
Engineering Students Making a Difference Around the World - EWB Student Projects
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Winey Suen and ADFA/ANU students
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
ADFA and ANU students will present on current projects and Winey will present on her thesis project the "Tonle Sap Floating Toilet" in Cambodia
Carbon Markets Workshop
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 13:00 to 16:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Venue:
Synopsis:
A fun way to learn about carbon trading - The trading workshop is designed to be a fun and enjoyable insight into the world of carbon trading. It helps people to understand firsthand what carbon trading is, and isn’t, how the market will work and what it is likely to achieve.
AGIC Assessment Methodologies Workshop
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 08:30 to 17:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) is a member based, not for profit, industry association committed to the delivery of more sustainable performance in the design, construction and operation of Australia's infrastructure. To do this AGIC has developed a national sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure which will be tested on projects beginning in July this year. This workshop will explain the AGIC assessment methodologies including the themes, categories, criteria and benchmarks and discuss some of the results of the project trials.
Introduction to Sustainability Assessment Training
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 08:30 to 17:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
Do you want to make a difference but are not sure how? Sustainability assessment is an emerging tool to direct decision making towards sustainability and deliver better outcomes for business and the community as a whole. In this course you will learn about the use of sustainability assessment as a both a regulatory tool that goes beyond traditional environmental impact assessment and an internal planning tool to transform organisational decision making and subsequent operations.
Which way out? - Discussion forum with industry leaders in Sustainability
Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 14:45 to 16:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
To meet the challenges we need clear answers to some big questions. This session explores the mechanics of creating the changes defined during the conference. The challenge of creating a sustainable future is so large and the nature of the problems so fundamental, it is critical that we break out of our current thinking to design new solutions.
Silos? What Silos? - Discussion Forum with Industry Leaders in Sustainability
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 15:15 to Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 17:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Annie Leonard, Prof Ian Lowe, Richard Sanders, Bruce Mitchell and Nadja Kunz
Venue:
Synopsis:
To create a sustainable future we need to understand the silos that limit us, so we can escape them. This session explores why and how we build them in the first place.. The challenge of creating a sustainable future is so large and the nature of the problems so fundamental, it is critical that we break out of our current thinking to design new solutions.
Escaping Silos - SEng 2011 International Conference
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 08:00 to Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 18:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Key Note - Annie Leonard and many more great speakers
Venue:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
'Escaping Silos' will showcase pragmatic examples of actions that have overcome change resistance and the elements that contributed to the breakthroughs; engaging business leaders, scientists, politicians and educators that are influencing sustainability within engineering. Local and global integrated solutions across professions, industry sectors and communities will be highlighted, addressing the impact of economic policy and social directions.

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